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As a K-12 institution, when we were setting the parameters of the observer role for our parents, we were obliged to disable the ability to see discussions to protect our students' privacy. Unfortunately, disabling discussions also prevents our parents from being able to see the announcements our teachers and counselors post. Many of these announcements are meant to be seen by both students and parents.
An improvement would be uncoupling discussions and announcements within the permissions settings so that an institution can choose to disable/enable each feature individually as needed.
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